To test biological specimens or cultured cells for Mycoplasma sp. contamination, send one cryovial of each sample containing a minimum of ~10^6-10^7 cells/vial. Cells may be in the form of a pellet or in growth media, freeze media or phosphate-buffered saline. To test liquid samples for Mycoplasma spp., it is optimal if you send one cryovial of each sample with 0.25 ml of sample/vial. However, smaller volumes of sample can also be evaluated if limited amounts of the sample are available. Please call if you have questions about sample size.
Collection of material for testing should be performed aseptically to prevent inadvertent contamination of the samples.
Ship samples to our laboratory by overnight courier with ice packs or dry ice so that samples remain frozen during shipment.
Ship samples to:
D 71636 Ludwigsburg